Albertsons Cos. Builds on Supply Chain Services


The Albertsons Cos. has expanded its partnership with Chicago-based market research firm IRI to optimize its supply chain services.

The new agreement adds to the companies’ current relationship, which covers point-of-sale data, consumer panel insights and strategic growth initiatives to support joint collaboration. The Boise, Idaho-based grocer will integrate its supply chain data, including inventory and transactional shipment data, into the IRI Liquid Data and Unify visualization platform.

The platform incorporates extensive product movement and causal data, workflow capability and real-time data visualization. The new offering will help Albertsons Cos. and its suppliers collaborate more easily and make better decisions to benefit customers.

“We feel that there is real power and efficiency in connecting insights from our store shelves all the way back into the collective supply chain,” said Amanda Martinez, GVP of corporate procurement for Albertsons Cos. “This expanded agreement with IRI … will help us to provide more of what our customers want no matter when or how they shop.”